*City of Heavenly Fire* by Cassandra Clare Review

Title: City of Heavenly Fire 

Series: The Mortal Instruments #6

Author:  Cassandra Clare

Genre:  YA, Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis:

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

 

My Thoughts:

I’ve followed the Mortal Instruments Series for what seems like a very long time, and I’ve loved every book, every new character and every twist and turn. To reach the ending of these Era it’s quite a bittersweet moment for me. I will miss Jace and Clary and the whole gang of fascinating characters that I grew to love as if they were my own personal friends. What an EPIC CONCLUSION!

 

Review:

Cassandra Clare is without a doubt a spectacular story teller, one of the very best in fact. The world of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders she created is imagination at its finest. She writes multidimensional characters which at first glance seemed to have very little in common with one another, yet Clare manages to intermingle their paths in a way that flows seamlessly and cleverly. I have no idea how she does it and just to think of what it takes to create such in depth world and storyline makes my head hurt, but oh how I love her for that over the top-crazy brain of hers.

In this epic conclusion Clary, Jace and the whole gang must go against Clary’s own brother Sebastian-their most formidable enemy yet. In the end all bets are off and anything is possible. There is great loss, beautiful moments and new characters that give the promise of more Shadowhunters adventures in the future.

“Heroes aren’t always the ones who win,” she said. “They’re the ones who lose, sometimes. But they keep fighting, they keep coming back. They don’t give up. That’s what makes them heroes.”

I loved seeing these beloved characters grow and learn and have their time in the spotlight. Cassy did a great job of tying each path and give every character fair time to conclude their story.

For me though, these series has always been about sexy, sarcastic Jace and headstrong Clary. Their time together was something I looked forward to the most. I wanted their HEA because after six books of trials and tribulations they deserved it. My only wish was to have gotten more of them but that’s just me being biased and totally in love with Jace, then again who isn’t. He’s one dreamy hunky dude.

“Your boyfriend’s crazy,” he said to Clary.

“Yeah, but he’s hot,” said Clary. “So there’s that.”

Overall reaching the end of this wonderful series was both fulfilling and nostalgic. I certainly look forward to the spin off-The Dark Artifices. The story of Emma and Julian and hopefully we’ll get to see old beloved characters as well. Maybe a wedding for Jace and Clary-would love to see that. Farewell Mortal Instruments, you’ll always be in my heart.

About the Author 

Cassandra Clare

150038“Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.”

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